Friday, February 6, 2009
Stanford finishes 4th the UH Hilo tourney on the Big Island of Hawaii
The spectacular Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii is the site of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Invitational. Stanford's team includes first team All-American sophomore Sihwan Kim, seniors Dodge Kemmer and Daniel Lim, sophomore Steve Ziegler and freshman David Chung. All-American junior Joseph Bramlett is not available due to an injury to his wrist falling from a bike on campus. The tournament website provides this overview and daily updates of the event this year:
Stanford finished 19 shots back of USC in 4th place led by Steve Ziegler's 3-under 71-71-71 (T-7). The team finished 2 shots behind 3rd place TCU. Other Stanford scores were David Chung's 75-74-69 (T-15), Sihwan Kim's 74-71-77 (T-30), Dodge Kemer's 74-75-76 (T-43), and Daniel Lim's 77-80-71 (T-56). Here are full results for the event.
PRE-TOURNAMENT SUMMARY BY HOST UH-HILO:
"The 19th Annual University of Hawaii at Hilo Invitational Golf Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, February 4 through Friday, February 6 on the Mauna Lani Resort North Course. The tournament begins with a 12:30 p.m. practice round on Tuesday, February 3. Shotgun starts will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.
Joining the Vulcans in this year’s tournament are defending champion Stanford University, Arizona State University, Florida State University, Fresno State University, Georgia Tech, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, University of California-Davis, University of Colorado, University of Hawaii-Manoa, University of Kansas, University of Oklahoma, University of Oregon, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California and University of Washington.
Defending medalist Jesper Kennegard will lead the Arizona State squad. Kennegard, a sophomore from Kippan, Sweden, has one top 10 finish in three tournaments and is averaging 71.67 strokes per round.
The 18-hole "North" course at the Mauna Lani Resort Golf Course facility in Kamuela, Hawaii features 6,913 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 73.2 and it has a slope rating of 136 on Bahia grass. Designed by Robin Nelson, ASGCA/Rodney Wright, ASGCA/Ray Kane, the North golf course opened in 1981."